- an Old World plant (Lens culinaris) of the pea family with small, edible seeds shaped like biconvex lenses
- the seed of this plant
Origin of lentilMiddle English ; from Old French lentille ; from Classical Latin lenticula, diminutive of lens, lentil
- A leguminous plant (Lens culinaris) native to southwest Asia, having flat pods containing lens-shaped, edible seeds.
- The round, flattened seed of this plant.
Origin of lentilMiddle English, from Old French lentille, from Vulgar Latin *lent&imacron;cula, from Latin lenticula, diminutive of l&emacron;ns, lent-, lentil.